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Boilermakers beat the Badgers while Miami rampages


Ben Jones kicked an 18-yard field goal with 3 seconds left Saturday to give No. 13 Purdue a 26-23 victory over 14th-ranked Wisconsin.

Kyle Orton drove the Boilermakers (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) 82 yards in 11 plays for the win, their sixth straight.

He converted a third-and-10 pass at midfield with just under two minutes left and hit Ray Williams for 36 yards to the Badgers 3 on the next play.

The Badgers (6-2, 3-1) had tied it at 23 on Jim Leonhard's 63-yard punt return with 2:55 left.

No. 2 Miami 52, Temple 14

In Miami, Jarrett Payton had his first 100-yard game as Miami beat Temple for the 12th consecutive time.

Payton, the son of late Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, carried 16 times for 115 yards and scored twice as the Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 Big East) extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 26 games. Miami also has won 39 straight regular-season games and 27 in a row in the Big East.

No. 4 Georgia 27, Vanderbilt 8

In Nashville, Tennessee, Michael Cooper, Tyson Browning and Ronnie Powell had second-half touchdown runs as Georgia rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to beat Vanderbilt, clinching the Commodores' 21st consecutive losing season.

The defending Southeastern Conference champion Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1) were coming off an emotional rout of Tennessee last week.

The Commodores (1-7, 0-4) sacked David Greene six times and intercepted a pass in holding the SEC's third-best offense to 343 yards. Georgia had been averaging 408.5 yards and had just 64 yards by halftime, including only 8 in the second quarter.

No. 5 Southern California 45, Notre Dame 14

In South Bend, Indiana, Matt Leinart threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns as Southern California beat Notre Dame.

Last year, the Trojans beat the Irish 44-13 and knocked Notre Dame out of contention for a Bowl Championship Series game. This time, USC (6-1) remained in the national title race, while the Irish (2-4) are in danger of a losing season.

No. 15 Michigan St. 44,
No. 25 Minnesota 38

In Minneapolis, Jeff Smoker threw for 252 yards and ran for a touchdown and DeAndra Cobb had a 100-yard kickoff return as Michigan State beat Minnesota.

Jaren Hayes had two touchdown runs for the Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten), who won their fifth straight and snapped a three-game losing streak to the Gophers. Dave Rayner kicked field goals of 46, 50 and 52 yards for Michigan State.

No. 17 Michigan 56, Illinois 14

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chris Perry ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns and Steve Breaston returned a punt 74 yards for a score for Michigan.

The Wolverines (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) led 35-0 at halftime after rallying from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Minnesota last week in the biggest comeback in school history.

No. 18 Nebraska 48,
Texas A&M 12

In Lincoln, Nebraska, Jammal Lord ran for two touchdowns and Nebraska equaled a school record by forcing eight turnovers.

The Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) picked on the Aggies' Reggie McNeal all day, intercepting three passes and recovering two fumbles. The last time Nebraska collected eight turnovers was 1991, against Colorado State.

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